Back in 2010, a group of volunteers expressed interest in being ambassadors for the Blackstone River Bikeway. With so many dedicated and passionate Blackstone Valley residents showing interest, this led to the formation of the Blackstone River Bikeway Ambassadors.

The ambassadors perform a variety of functions including welcoming visitors to the bikeway, sharing information about the history, significance, and physical features of the bikeway. These dedicated volunteers are more than happy and able to answer questions about nearby services and have bikeway maps on hand to give out and to encourage safe riding practices. Many of our members have bike repair knowledge and can offer assistance along the bikeway to those who might be in a jam.

The ambassadors participate in training programs, as they are offered, and each week they ride as a group building awareness for their volunteer efforts and to offer hospitality along the way; maybe even find some new recruits!

Mark fixng flat_bikewaypatrolAre you interested in joining but don't ride a bike? Not a problem. Our group encourages volunteer walkers to join the Bikeway Ambassadors and serve the public the same way as our riders do by being on foot. Imagine the possibilities!

If you are interested in joining the Blackstone River Bikeway Ambassadors, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or call 508-234-4242.

Join Us for Our 2022 Rides of Discovery

Join our Blackstone Heritage Corridor Bikeway Ambassadors on guided bike rides this summer to explore different sections of the Blackstone River Bikeway. Bring your own bike, helmet, and water. Rides depart at 6:30 p.m. and return by 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13: Worcester, MA
Meet at the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Center at 3 Paul Clancy Way, Worcester, MA. We will ride the bikeway 2.5 miles where it ends in Millbury and bike over to Christopher's Homemade Ice Cream for a refreshing summer treat. Bring your own cash or credit. This ride is just over 5 miles, round trip.
Wednesday, July 27: Lincoln, RI
Meet at the Capt. Wilbur Kelly House Museum at Blackstone River State Park, 1075 Lower River Road, Lincoln, RI, for a guided ride along the Blackstone River Bikeway and Canal Towpath as we ride south to Lonsdale and back. The approximate round-trip distance is seven miles.
Wednesday, August 10: Blackstone, MA
Meet at the Blackstone River Greenway, 85 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA, for a guided ride along the Blackstone River Greenway to Uxbridge, MA, and back. The round-trip distance is just over seven miles.
Wednesday, August 24: Lincoln, RI to Old Slater Mill
Meet at the Lonsdale Drive-In parking lot, 110 John Street, Lincoln, RI, for a guided ride to Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI. Much of this ride will be off of the bikeway and on the street. The approximate round-trip distance is five miles.

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